Spring is just around the corner and that means we at ENR Southwest are in the midst of compiling the firms that will be included in Top Design Firms for 2014 list. The annual listing ranks firms in accordance with their regional revenues for the previous calendar or fiscal year – in this case 2014. To qualify, firms must be located in Arizona, Nevada and New Mexico. Surveys must be completed by Feb. 16.

To submit information for the survey, click here.

The listing will be published in the May 11 edition of ENR Southwest.

But the Top Design Firms ranking is not the only editorial opportunity we perform each year. So, seeing that we are still in early 2015, we would also like to highlight the varying ways we highlight construction work in the region.

The best way to keep up-to-date with upcoming editorial opportunities is by subscribing to and reading each region's bi-weekly e-newsletter. You can sign up for the free ENR Southwest newsletter (or any other region you might be interested in) here: http://programs.construction.com/forms/newsletters

We also announce opportunities via Twitter. Follow ENR_SW on twitter at https://twitter.com/ENR_SW.

Sometimes our email reminders come from different email addresses at Dodge Data & Analytics, the name of our new parent company. In case our notifications were sent to spam, make sure @construction.com and @mhfi.com are approved/safe domains in your spam settings. For our top list surveys, confirmation emails come from @enrsurveys.opinioninsight.com.

We also publicize our various surveys and opportunities throughout the year on our website, http://southwest.construction.com/. You can access other regions via the dropdown at the top of the page.

Some upcoming opportunities you might be interested in include:

Top 20 Under 40 — Profiles up-and-coming leaders in the design & construction industry. The article appears in the first issue of the new year. Entries will be open later this year and will remain open until Dec. 1, 2015 http://enr.construction.com/Top20Under40/2014/

Now in its second year, the Legacy Award honors industry veterans with many years of experience and long lists of contributions to their profession and community. We’ll be looking for nominees with a history of innovation, outstanding career highlights and an engagement within the industry and the surrounding community. Send your intention to nominate someone to me at john.guzzon@construction.com and I will provide the other pertinent details. Deadline: Oct. 1. 2015

Top Design Firms Ranking — Each ENR regional edition ranks the top design firms regionally. Survey is available from January to March. You can access the survey for all regions here: https://enrsurveys.opinioninsight.com/survey/html.pro?ID=126. All design specialties (mechanical/electrical engineering, architecture, structural engineering, etc.) are invited to participate. Each region picks one firm as its "Design Firm of the Year."

Top Contractors Ranking — ENR ranks the top contractors nationally and regionally also. You can access the regional survey here: https://enrsurveys.opinioninsight.com/survey/html.pro?ID=136.  The deadline is in mid to late spring. One firm will be selected as "Contractor of the Year"

Top Specialty Contractors Ranking — this ranking is for contractors who specialize in trades such as concrete, electrical, demolition, excavation, etc. You can also participate if you self-perform these trades. One firm in each region is selected as the “Specialty Contractor of the Year" based on a number of factors including revenue increase, sustainability, innovation and community service. The survey is available here, and usually runs during the spring/early summer: http://enrsurveys.com/html.pro?ID=146

Best Projects Competition — We seek entries for our annual awards program, which is dedicated to honoring the best construction projects and the companies that designed and built them, beginning in May and running until the end of July. Projects compete in 20 specialized categories, ranging from airports to sports/entertainment. For more information click here: http://enr.construction.com/bestprojects/2014/Default.asp.

ENR Global Best Projects — Projects can be located anywhere in the world, including the U.S. Globally diverse project teams are encouraged to submit. The next call for entries will occur towards the end of 2014. You can find out more info here: http://enr.construction.com/bestprojects/global/2014/Default.asp

Online User Photo Galleries — you can upload your own photos in one of our three online user galleries. No. 1, Project Photos: construction photos, renderings or completed project photos. No. 2, People photos: new hires, promotions or other people news. No. 2, Events: banquets, association events, conferences. Follow the instructions to upload (you will be instructed to set up a free user account in our system for your first post) http://southwest.construction.com/photos/

Top 25 Starts — The list is compiled via research and input from the construction community in February. You can email me directly at john.guzzon@construction.com. if you have a project over $40 million that broke ground in 2014.